Scientists Confirm New Chemical Element


MATHBad news for kids memorizing the Periodic Table of Elements: there’s one more to learn. Scientists in Sweden confirmed on Tuesday the existence of the 115th element, ununpentium-although the name is still up for discussion.

If it sounds familiar, it’s because the element was discovered by U.S. and Russian scientists over a decade ago, but it hasn’t been confirmed until now when Swedish scientists were able to detect the “fingerprint” of the element. Ununpentium is short-lived and super-heavy, and it will likely (hopefully) get a new name when it is confirmed by experts from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and Chemistry. Read more at The Washington Post.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. 1. Comment from shlomo
    Time August 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM
    “chazal knew about this too.”

    since we know chazal knew everything, if they had wanted us to know that they know all they would have told us explicitly either we know all or they would have said explicitly things that were not yet known, since they didn’t despite knowing all it must be they didn’t want us to know that they knew everything but since they knew all they knew that we would know they knew all despite there attempts to hide it so why would they bother trying to hide what they knew we would know anyhow? it must be that, the people that chazal knew would not know that they know all chazal wanted them to believe that so how can you commenter #1 go against chazals direct wishes?

  2. Scientist knew about this many years ago. Its now that they have been able to actually create it (or show proof that it was created) for a short while that it actually has some bearing in reality now.